Ronald J. McCray is a minister of the gospel under the pastoral leadership of Bishop Charles E. Johnson, Sr. — pastor of Greater Morning Star Apostolic Ministries. He was born again on Sunday, October 18th, 2009, and accepted his call to the ministry in 2014, wherein he preached his trial sermon.
Prior to his conversion, he identified as a gay man for six years of his teen and early adult life. His life hasn’t been the same since He met the Lord Jesus Christ.
His life-changing testimony has been featured on The Christian Post, The 700 Club, CBN News, and other media outlets around the world. His ministry is focused on helping others experience the life-transforming power of the gospel.
He is the author of the international best-seller, “Is God Who He Says He Is?” and co-author of, “Echoes: Stories of Male Survivors Overcoming Sexual Trauma (Coming in 2022).
Ron is also an international gospel recording artist with his debut single, “Come Holy Spirit”, available on all music outlets.
He is married to his amazing wife, Fetima, and they are the proud parents of their son, Alexander.
Connect with Ronald at https://www.ronaldjmccray.com/
Fetima McCray, is a wife, mother, veteran, author, entrepreneur, and minister of God. She is a pioneer for encouraging and leading those who are in search of their identity, to do so through Christ alone. Her passion for inspiring and investing in those around her has led her to have a powerful and global impact- sharing her story both domestically and internationally, being featured on such media outlets as the Christian Broadcast Network, the 700 Club, Nite Line and various other radio shows, conferences, documentaries and internet publications.
Whether sharing her story of overcoming addiction and depression or galvanizing hearts to challenge the normal routine and pursue God for the “impossible”; her ministry is life giving, inspiring, and educational. As a passionate minister, teacher, and speaker, Fetima continues to find joy and fulfillment in sharing her journey to uplift, inspire and encourage all to reclaim and fully adorn their own God-given purpose.
Fetima’s story of transformation is mirrored best in her life scripture, Isaiah 61:3.
To learn more about Fetima McCray, visit www.fetimasmccray.com.
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His story is amazing and his passion to change the world is undeniable. Reverend Jonathan Z Queen, the oldest of five children, was raised in an impoverished neighborhood in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania by a struggling, single mother. Jonathan spent his youth and young adulthood engaged in a drug-dealing criminal lifestyle. At the age of 23, Jonathan was arrested for the third time, labeled a Career-Criminal and sentenced to 10 years in a Federal Prison.
It was while incarcerated that Jonathan accepted Jesus Christ as his savior and accepted the mission to be a leader who serves and a servant who leads. In April of 2014, Reverend Jonathan Queen accepted the call to serve as the Youth Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Glenarden, Maryland under Senior Pastor John K. Jenkins, Sr.. Reverend Queen continues to serve as the Group Leader of five youth discipleship ministries (Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Star, Gideon’s Army, Rebels Bible Study) and as the Executive Director of the Unashamed Youth Ministry, which serves up to 300 middle and high school students every Friday night.
Jonathan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Bible and Christian Ministry from Lancaster Bible College in 2011 and received his Master of Divinity Degree from Lancaster Theological Seminary in May 2015. Reverend Jonathan is currently pursuing his Doctor of Ministry Degree from Regent University.
He is also an award-winning author of 6 books, a motivational speaker, parenting specialist, At-Risk youth counselor, facilitator and expert in the fields of Mentoring and Re-entry. Reverend Jonathan is the Co-founder and Director of New Mindz Ministries, Inc. along with his wife, Lenia Queen.
My Ministry Why - “I am a 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1 under shepherd. The why behind my call to ministry is connected to a few of my life scriptures: Isaiah 61 - I have a passion to bring the good news to all, but especially to those who are poor, brokenhearted, captive, and bound. John 21:17 – I am grateful for forgiveness, redemption, and restoration; and like Peter, I am humbled to answer Jesus’ call to feed His sheep. John 13:34-35 – Love God, Love each other. My philosophy of ministry is to connect to others through Love. My preaching, teaching and leadership style reflects my commitment to the mission to model Christian love in every area of life; to create a relational and missional culture of family that is revealed and duplicated through congregational fellowship and holistic small groups that use prayer, scripture, evangelism, worship, and Christ-centered transformational leadership to carry out the great Commission of making disciples.” -Reverend Jonathan Z Queen
Luis Javier Ruiz was Born in Nuremburg Germany. A United States Army Operation Iraqi Freedom Combat Veteran who served for fifteen years and now resides in Orlando, Florida. He survived one of the most deadly shootings in US history: The Pulse Nightclub shooting. The attacker killed 49 people and wounded 53. Luis survived but was trampled while trying to escape for his life then later found out is was HIV positive.
Although life threw him challenges he always remembered his parents teaching him about a God who was in total pursuit for him. Surrendering to Jesus meant he had to give God all of his heart not just some of it. When the enemy meant to kill steal and destroy his life the God of the turn-around is using it to reach the lives of many.
Luis is the Founder of Fearless Identity and Co-Founder of Freedom March International and is using his story to share a message of truth and love that is found in Jesus globally in all type of communities raising up leaders in churches and standing up for the voiceless in school systems, carrying Fearless righteousness as a kingdom influencer and ambassador in politics and a kingdom influencer in the building up of the church - raising up fearless Identity bases in churches.
Luis J believes that Jesus doesn’t just set you free He sets you free indeed and even if society says I was born this way John 3:3 says I must be born again.
Rev, Gail C. Bussell was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, she attended Langston University where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Pre-Law. On October 21, 1982, she accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior.
Gail accepted her call to minster in 1999 and was licensed as a minister in 2001 and ordained in April 20018. She has been a member of First Baptist Church of Glenarden for 14 years where she currently serves on the ministerial staff as an associate pastor, Director of Evangelism, Assistant Director to Radicals Empowered Beyond Earthly Limitations (R.E.B.E.L.’s) youth ministry, an accountability partner for All Things New Ministry, and a member of the Women’s Conference Creative team.
She is a retired educator of 24 years in the public school system and currently mentor new teachers. Rev. Bussell has a passion for sharing the gospel with the lost and the young people providing tools and resources to empower them to be better and do better.
In March 2021 she launched a diabetes support group Not2DaySugar to educate and support persons who are diabetics. She has been married for 34 years to her husband Larry whose serves as a Deacon and Assistant Director of Evangelism at First Baptist Church of Glenarden.
Asia Nicholson is Ministry Director, Teacher, Filmmaker, Visual and Movement Artist, dog mom, and lifelong learner. Film Credits include “Working on Behalf of Kid’s & Education” and “Faces of a Redacted Diaspora”, both being documentaries that assess the multitude of ways in which systemic racism negatively affects the advancement of Black and Brown people of the African Diaspora.
Her experience with studying and performing classical ballet and theatre for over 20 years with the Washington Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Stella Adler, and Joffrey Ballet birthed an appreciation for the tool of auditory based disciplines, which value sound, verbal, and non-verbal storytelling as a tool for entertainment and learning. This appreciation would soon benefit her as she found a deep passion for teaching, using her background in theatre and dance to keep said learners engaged and entertained.
Asia graduated with Honors during her undergraduate and graduate programs, with a Bachelor's degree in English from University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Master of Arts from American University in the field of Film and Media Production. She will continue teaching and entertaining, one day becoming a University Professor! And maybe playing a comedic character on a television show -- one that teaches, of course!